What's on your mind?

The main forum where you can talk about the festival - from the line-ups to camping advice and everything in between. Also forum for generally chatting and talking about things.
billysexcrime
Posts: 627
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:32 pm

Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:28 pm

Came home early this morning, had a great Friday\Saturday. It had been raining for a couple of hours Saturday night but when I walked out of the Electric Arena after Interpol the place was in pretty bad shape, luckily I was going to bed at that stage. I reckon it's the last time I'll camp in the general camping areas, the young lads around us were grand enough but fuckin hell they managed to get an amp or something into the campsite cause they were bursting out tunes for about 36 hours non stop. Might try for Eco camping next year.

Main complaints of the festival itself were the ever growing amount of places like the logic dance place and orchard thieves pool party. Seems to be more and more every year.

Music highlights were The XX (surprised I enjoyed them so much), Interpol, Run the Jewels and Phoenix.

User avatar
enemies/friends
Posts: 3286
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:36 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:54 am

Was agreed at the meeting I was at in Finland last week that our next meeting would be in Copenhagen. That gives me the Scandinavia full house of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark in the last 2 years. All thanks to the EU. Which we're leaving.

Upon further reading Finland isn't part of Scandinavia. Who knew?

User avatar
Zook
Posts: 4518
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:54 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:33 am

Eucrid wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:57 pm
I'm just home from it, good weekend but all the usual "its too big" complaints remain. Camping in Pink Moon was great though. I'd never go back to regular camping now if I was to go again.
Much?
Image

User avatar
Eucrid
Posts: 6197
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 4:43 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:52 am

Zook wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:33 am
Eucrid wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:57 pm
I'm just home from it, good weekend but all the usual "its too big" complaints remain. Camping in Pink Moon was great though. I'd never go back to regular camping now if I was to go again.
Much?
126 a head for 10 of us in 2 6 man tents. Tents were really big, actually 8 man tents. I was dead happy with them. If you can get an early bird ticket I think it worth the Pink Moon camping with it.

User avatar
Eucrid
Posts: 6197
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 4:43 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:54 am

billysexcrime wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:28 pm
Came home early this morning, had a great Friday\Saturday. It had been raining for a couple of hours Saturday night but when I walked out of the Electric Arena after Interpol the place was in pretty bad shape, luckily I was going to bed at that stage. I reckon it's the last time I'll camp in the general camping areas, the young lads around us were grand enough but fuckin hell they managed to get an amp or something into the campsite cause they were bursting out tunes for about 36 hours non stop. Might try for Eco camping next year.
I left Interpol and the pink moon gate was right beside the Electric Arena. I was so happy, literally 3 minutes to my tent from that gig. Which was handy cos I was starting to fall asleep standing up for the last few Interpol songs.

Found leaving early really awkward cos they had loads of the gates blocked off till 8. Did you have hassle getting out of the car park?
Last edited by Eucrid on Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:55 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Zook
Posts: 4518
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:54 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:54 am

is that just for the tent or does it have all the stuff in it?

if i went again i'd have to be going for some sort of posh camping, couldnt be slumming it anymore
Image

User avatar
Eucrid
Posts: 6197
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 4:43 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:56 am

Just the tent buy you can hire chairs, beds, etc they just cost a few quid more. TBH I'd probably book them next time too. Bar on the campsite too so if you want to travel really light you could bring less booze too and not worry about running out, though it'd probably get expensive.

The best thing about it is how quiet it is at night and how chilled the whole place is in general. Plus I didn't feel old compared to everyone on site. :lol:

User avatar
Phierstarter
Posts: 3697
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:05 pm
Location: Don't ****** the internet!

Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:24 am

:? Air beds and shade make everything easy.
Image

User avatar
maradara
Posts: 3265
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:49 pm
Location: where it's hot

Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:20 am

we had a huge tipi last time i went (can't remember which year) and it was too big. way too many people in it and they were wrecking my head. people taking your sleeping bag by the time you get back, and all you can think about is wrapping yourself in the warmth.

4-5 per tent sounds about right

billysexcrime
Posts: 627
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:32 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:25 am

Eucrid wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:54 am
...


Found leaving early really awkward cos they had loads of the gates blocked off till 8. Did you have hassle getting out of the car park?
I drove around the field twice before I managed to find a steward who directed me out! Passed 2 exits that were blocked off.

User avatar
Zook
Posts: 4518
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:54 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:32 am

what was the scumbag level like?
Image

User avatar
LordPercy
Posts: 2527
Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:36 pm
Location: Ranking Profit and Ignorance

Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:35 am

Really enjoyed yesterday. Music wise highlight was probably king kong company. Just wandered in and out of different tents then catching bits of sets of people I wanted to see.
Herself is pregnant so was flagging by the end of elbow so we headed then would've like to wait around for ash but not too bothered.

Didnt find it too crowded or anything no problem getting around between stages. The logic/bold motel things don't bother me, keeps the young ones in there.

User avatar
LordPercy
Posts: 2527
Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:36 pm
Location: Ranking Profit and Ignorance

Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:39 am

Zook wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:32 am
what was the scumbag level like?
Nothing too noticeable to me anyway. Younger crowd than it used to be but nothing too scumbaggy. Can't vouch for want the campsites were like though

User avatar
i_ate_cats
Posts: 1563
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:31 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:12 am

Stars of Snapchat?
No idea who these gobshites are:
http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/ ... 04432.html

User avatar
Zook
Posts: 4518
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:54 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:35 am

james kavanagh used to post here :lol:

doireann is me fave
Image

User avatar
Eucrid
Posts: 6197
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 4:43 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:52 am

I thought there was loads of scumbaggy looking people around but I didn't see any trouble or anything.

The crowds definitely way more Croke Parky nowadays, especially at the main stage. Amount of Ole Oleing at RTJ was embarrassing.

User avatar
Zook
Posts: 4518
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:54 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:24 pm

Sinead OConnor changed her name to magda davitt
Image

User avatar
stateofyouboy
Posts: 775
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:12 pm
Location: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:28 pm

Zook wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:35 am
james kavanagh used to post here :lol:

doireann is me fave
who was he? my missus loves him

User avatar
Zook
Posts: 4518
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:54 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:00 pm

evian waters or something.. ah he was only here for a little while.

he was part of bbz news
Image

User avatar
i_ate_cats
Posts: 1563
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:31 pm

Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:52 pm

What are they famous for exactly?

Post Reply